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Charles “Chuck” Nucifora Board of Education Candidate #3 126 Midland Avenue Garfield, New Jersey 07026 April10, 2010 To: The Citizens of Garfield From: Charles “Chuck” Nucifora – Board of Education Candidate #3 Subject: Upcoming Board of Education Election April 20, 2010 How do you solve these problems? 1.) Higher Taxes 2.) Low Test Scores 3.) Large Class Size 4.) Closed Door Meetings 5.) No Accountability I have been advised that the Puzio Miller Milevski team has recently circulated irresponsible literature to a selective group of residents setting forth various inaccurate accusations and outright false statements about me and my campaign in an attempt to confuse voters and adversely affect my standing in the upcoming election. Although I am disappointed with the fabrications in the literature and would like to focus on the positives of what I can do for the taxpayers and children of Garfield, I am compelled to submit this letter to set the record straight and advise the residents of Garfield of the true facts. I will not lower myself or my campaign to vicious personal attacks for personal gain. I simply ask that you disregard the attacks set forth by those who view me as a threat to their control while I rely on my background and record to point out why I am the most qualified candidate. No Association with Incumbent Jerry Wich I certainly am not “paired” with incumbent Jerry Wich or the philosophies and beliefs that he subscribes to. In fact, I do not know Mr. Wich and cannot even recall having a substantive conversation with him. I am now and always have been a solo candidate since the day I registered to run for the Board of Education. Fabricated Concept That I am Associated with Higher Taxes, Low Test Scores, Special Interests and Back Room Deals The notion set forth by the Puzio Miller Milevski Team that I had any association with higher taxes, low test scores, crowded classrooms, special interests and back room deals is impossible and simply a desperate attempt to smear my integrity. I am a first time candidate for the Board of Education and have never sought election or held an appointment to any political office. I also do not have any family members on the Board of Education payroll. I have neither


made nor received any promises. I will vote my conscience for the betterment of the school district, children and taxpayers of Garfield. My Background and Campaign As a Garfield resident for over 35 years, with two children, both of whom are graduates from School #7 and Garfield High School, I fully understand the value an education provides as the foundation for the success of our children. For as long as I have called Garfield my home, I have been involved in a number of community organizations. I am a former Director of the Garfield Junior Boilermakers, as well as a former member of the Garfield Little League and the Garfield Babe Ruth League. Also, while my children attended School #7 and Garfield High School, I served as President of the PTSA for five years. Currently, I serve the Garfield YMCA as President of the Board of Directors. In my professional life, I have served as a Division Manager for the New Jersey Superior Court for over 31 years. In addition, I have been an instructor at the Bergen County Community College and have served on various educational committees. When elected, I will utilize my experience, education, and training to provide the best possible education for our children at a cost the taxpayers can afford. Once again, I simply ask that you disregard the attacks set forth by those who view me as a threat to their control while I rely on my background and record to point out why I am the most qualified candidate. I urge you to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding my background or campaign. I am sincerely looking forward to hearing from you. Very truly yours, Charles “Chuck� Nucifora Board of Education Candidate #3


Chuck's Response Letter